Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Did Shakespeare Have a Mailbox?

Letter image from the Folger Shakespeare Library.  The short answer this week is No, Shakespeare did not have a mailbox because mailboxes weren’t invented until close to 300 years after Shakespeare’s death, during the 1850s. But there are letters talked about in...
Did Shakespeare Have a Hand Gun?

Did Shakespeare Have a Hand Gun?

European Hand Cannon. Punches in the siege of a fortified city. Woodcut from Lucas Brandis Rudimentum noviciorum sive Chronicarum et historiarum epitome c. 1475 Source When we think about Shakespeare and his plays, we rarely think of Good Old England as having weapons...

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